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Q&A With Gina Palmerin

Q&A With Gina Palmerin

Los Angeles artist Gina Palmerin spoke with Sparks Gallery on her inspiration, her artistic process for her “Picture Day” Series, and how she brings each of her portraits to life. Sparks: How do you stay productive as an artist? What do you do on days when you don’t feel inspired but need to finish projects? […]

Q&A With Anna Stump

Q&A With Anna Stump

San Diego artist and art educator Anna Stump shares with us the inspiration behind her recent series “Terrariums”; this series chronicles endangered and extinct animals of the world, a multipart art project based on the environmental regions she has worked in over the years. We also probe into her experiences as a teacher, discussing her […]

7 Fun & Unique Birthday Ideas in San Diego, CA

Patrons throw a birthday party at Sparks Gallery San Diego

Whether you’re moving to San Diego or visiting on vacation, the city is a great spot for celebrating birthdays. Whether you’re a nature lover, museum hopper, or foodie, the city has something to offer for every type of birthday celebration.  If you’re looking for something to do outside of the typical birthday dinner, read this […]

INSTALLATION: Depending on Your Perspective

INSTALLATION: Depending on Your Perspective

“We all have our most comfortable vantage points; our favorite lenses. To truly understand, we must consider views from many angles and often uncomfortable perspectives.” -Richard Becker Becker invites the viewer to explore his installation of “Perspectagons” — a dual installation with a large lighted “Perspectagon” placed in the front window of Sparks Gallery, along […]

Q&A With Perry Vasquez

Q&A With Perry Vasquez

San Diego interdisciplinary artist Perry Vásquez reflects on the California mythos with his series “Oasis”, a collection of artwork centered around a startling motif – palm trees on fire. We asked the artist a few questions to learn more about his inspiration, process, creative expression, and what he hopes for the future of his art. […]

8 Best San Diego Date Ideas: Keep it Interesting!

8 Best San Diego Date Ideas: Keep it Interesting!

Alexander Arshansky / Silent Witness San Diego is known for its delicious seafood, exquisite beaches, and scenic nature spots. However, many people don’t know that San Diego is also a great date spot.  If you want something unique to do with your date outside of the classic dinner and a movie, San Diego provides you […]

Q&A With Alexander Arshansky

Q&A With Alexander Arshansky

San Diego artist Alexander Arshansky revels in the concept of personifying his art, in that it serves as an observer. As a “witness” who silently experiences multiple lives and homes, the art is handed down through generations. We asked the artist a few questions to learn more about his process, creative expression, and what he […]

Gaslamp Quarter San Diego Events Calendar [2022]

Gas Lamp Quarter

Gaslamp District, by Artist Lee Sie The Gaslamp Quarter is the heart of downtown San Diego. Dining, shops, and local favorites showcase what San Diego has to offer. This area of town is also one of the safest. The crime rate is fourteen percent lower than the national average, making for a great nightlife. Its […]

10 Best Corporate Event Venues In San Diego

Business man dressed for San Diego corporate event

It seems like there are a million details that contribute to planning the perfect corporate event. Depending on the type of event, there can be so many small moving parts, working with catering, attendee list management and communication with guests, and more. It’s also true, however, that there is nothing more essential to an event’s […]

The Best San Diego Museums

San Diego Museum of Man

Whether you’re planning a trip to San Diego or have been residing there for years, there’s no shortage of museums to visit in the bustling city. The weather is always beautiful, but sometimes having a day indoors can make some great, lasting memories.  From historic to cultural, the San Diego museum’s culture has a little […]